**For healthcare personnel or patients who require baseline TB testing (at onboarding or entry into facilities) at the same time they are to receive a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine, CDC recommends:

  • Perform TB symptom screening on all healthcare personnel or patients.
  • If using IGRA, draw blood prior to COVID-19 mRNA vaccination.
  • If using TST, place prior to COVID-19 mRNA vaccination.
  • If COVID-19 mRNA vaccination has already occurred, defer TST or IGRA until 4 weeks after completion of 2-dose COVID-19 mRNA vaccination.

The Tuberculosis (TB) Program has the ultimate responsibility for ensuring appropriate TB management in the district.  It primarily provides TB surveillance, which includes case finding, case reporting, case management and contact investigations using the principles of epidemiology.  It also ensures that active TB cases and clients with Latent TB Infection (LTBI) are treated and monitored medically.  The Program also provides Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) , which is the standard of care in Georgia for TB patients to ensure completion of therapy.  DOT entails the direct observation of patient’s self-administering TB medications.  All of these activities are crucial to reaching the goal of TB prevention and control in Cobb and Douglas Counties. The Tuberculosis clinic at Cobb & Douglas Public Health offers the following services:

  • QuantiFeron (QFT)
  • Tuberculin Skin Test (TST)
  • Chest X-rays
  • X-ray interpretation
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For more information: 

TB Clinic
Marietta Health Center – Building B
1738 County Services Parkway
Marietta, GA 30008
Hours: Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(Closed between Noon – 1:00 p.m. daily)

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